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Navigating the Stratosphere: Pushing the Cloud to the Limit

Tuesday, January 16, 2018
11:30am-1pm
Free and open to all. Lunch provided by Ideate.
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1.5 CES LUs

Learn about the Salt Lake City International Airport project and how HOK reevaluated, strategized, and adopted new technologies to enhance the collaborative design process. Hear about the hurdles and opportunities that appear when the Cloud is pushed to the limit by projects of colossal dimensions.

Following a 12-year planning period, HOK was commissioned to design the Salt Lake City International Airport in Utah, one of the largest aviation projects under construction in the United States. In 2017, the airport launched a 740,000-square-foot concourse expansion to the ongoing project, bringing the total area to 2.3 million square feet and total construction cost to $2.8 billion. This change provided HOK with the opportunity to realign its BIM execution plan with a brand-new set of design technologies supporting big data, including A360 Collaboration for Revit cloud service, FormIt 360 software, Dynamo Studio software, Revizto, and Enscape.

Ideate, Inc. Customer Appreciation Holiday Party

Thursday, December 14 2017
11:30am-1pm
Free and open to all.
Location: Autodesk Gallery, One Market, San Francisco, CA 94105
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Thank you for helping us have a successful 2017! Please join us in appreciation and celebration.

Disruption in Design Workflow

11:30am-1pm
Free and open to all. Lunch provided by Ideate, Inc.
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BIM is changing the way architecture firms must approach the design process, and it’s yielding fantastic results.

During this presentation, learn why it is no longer necessary for teams to spend the majority of the project schedule in documentation. Explore how BIM tools, such as Revit, will give you more time to:

  • identify client needs
  • review design options
  • use technical data to evaluate solutions
  • streamline the design for greater efficiency and lower client costs

About The Presenter:

Laura Kay Smith, Design Technology Manager, ZFG Architects, has been on the technology management side of architecture for over 20 years, both as a business consultant and an in-house expert. She develops and helps firms use technology to create better design. As a thought and technology leader, Laura brings new approaches that help architectural teams transform technology and design challenges into opportunities for innovation and practice excellence.

Originally from Portland, Oregon, Laura moved to Vancouver, BC Canada in January 2011. Laura has contributed to the advancement of BIM in Vancouver by being a part of CanBIM, SmartBIM, conferences, and user groups. As the author of the blog, BIMFreak and the ebook, “How to Be a BIM Advocate,” Laura is a valuable resource for implementing and starting BIM. She has the expertise to guide all levels of BIM users toward successful and future-proof technology solutions.

Bringing Your Model to Life

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
11:30am-1pm
Free and open to all. Lunch provided by Ideate.
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1.5 CES LUs

This Revit User Group focuses on implementing the model in the field using Leica Robotic Total Stations. The Leica iCON Robot 50 is a robotic total station that has been designed for easy use in the building construction industry. As a fully capable Survey grade robot, it can handle any type of project easily and efficiently.

About the Presenters:

Stanley Lawrence, Datum Tech Solutions Founder, brings over 20 years of industry experience to the nation-wide reseller of total stations and construction software. He’s watched the changes in the industry and has positioned himself at the cutting edge of construction technology. During his years in the field, Stanley learned that no software is a substitute for proper training. At Datum Tech Solutions, Stanley trains clients one-on-one, helping them become proficient in the ever-evolving field of BIM technologies, while saving them time and money.

Bryant Schwartz, Sales & Training Manager, has been in the commercial construction space for more than a decade, working hands-on within high-end and complex projects. Much of his experience lies in high rise construction, including projects ranging from stadiums to biospheres. He enjoys tackling each project’s unique challenges by utilizing effective and efficient workflow management.

Learning Objectives:

After completing this program, attendees will…

  • Be able to fully integrate drawings from AutoCAD and Revit, giving the field the ability to utilize Building Information Models to their fullest capabilities
  • Highly accurate – the iCON Robot 50 in conjunction with iCON software allows for a user friendly workflow that is extremely accurate and minimizes any possibilities for mistakes in the field
  •  Versatile – Allows for multiple setup methods, allowing the user to work virtually anywhere on a job site
  • Implementing the model in the field using Leica Robotic Total Stations

FormIt Pro: What’s In It For You?

Tuesday, August 15, 2017
11:30am-1pm
Free and open to all. Lunch provided by Ideate.
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1.5 CES LUs

FormIt Pro is an intuitive surface modeler, which can be used to model conceptual designs and move the conceptual work (Masses) into Revit software for further development as a BIM project. Or, simply use FormIt Pro as an alternative to SketchUp for smoother model integration with Revit.

Use FormIt Pro to:

  • Facilitate real-time collaboration between team members while working in the Cloud
  • Perform Energy Analyses, when used in conjunction with Insight
  • Enhance Revit models, using family categories

During this presentation, we will look at options for how to use the software and review the current status of its development.

About the Presenter: 

Jim Cowan, ACI, AEC Senior Application Specialist – Jim’s extensive AEC design industry experience, Autodesk design solutions expertise, and status as an Autodesk Certified Instructor have made him a sought-after university curriculum developer, instructor, and presenter. Jim’s areas of expertise include eLearning, interoperability between solutions, and overcoming barriers to the adoption of Building Information Modeling (BIM). Educated in Architecture at Edinburgh College of Art/Heriot–Watt University and in Landscape Architecture at the University of Manitoba, Jim has special focus on sustainability issues: daylight analysis, sun studies, lighting analysis, modeling buildings, and conceptual energy modeling (models with shading  devices).

Learning objectives:

After completing this program, attendees will…

  • Learn at least three ways that FormIt Pro can be used in your practice.
  • Facilitate real-time collaboration between team members while working in the cloud.
  • Perform Energy Analyses, when used in conjunction with Insight.
  • Learn at least three ways to enhance Revit models, using family categories.

Innovative Technology Solution for Leveraging BIM Data

Tuesday, July 18, 2017
11:30am-1pm
Free and open to all. Lunch provided by Ideate.
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Assemble Insight is a cloud-based BIM data solution used today to manage over 7,500 projects. This solution allows Revit and non-Revit users alike to access, analyze, and share data for numerous tasks, including model validation, estimating, visual variance (comparisons), and custom reporting.

During this presentation, you will learn how project teams use Assemble Insight to transform architecture, engineering and construction processes and improve project predictability.

Learning Objectives:

Forthcoming.

BIM Strategies for Collaboration and Data Management in SFO Airport Project

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
11:30am-1pm
Free and open to all. Lunch provided by Ideate.
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As part of San Francisco International Airport $2.4 Billion Redevelopment project, multiple design and consultant teams including Woodsbagot, HKS, Gensler, Kuthranieri, and others worked together for the redevelopment of SFO Terminal 1. The main challenge of utilizing BIM in a project of this scale is collaboration and efficient management of data. This session presents how Autodesk C4R is used to enable the teams to collaborate live in Revit, BIM 360 Docs and Glue used to share and coordinate effectively, and how Ideate tools were used to link large amount of data from Excel files to Revit more efficiently.

About the Presenters:

Pardis Mirmalek is an architect and programmer who’s work focuses on the overlap of design, data and technology. She has worked on a diverse range of projects in New York, San Francsico and Dubai. She received her master of architecture from Princeton University and is currently working as the BIM manager for Woodsbagot-HKS Joint Venture Partners for the SFO International Airport Project.

Sam Tahmasebi, PMP, LEED GA is the BIM Manager from Gensler San Francisco who holds a Bachelor of Architecture and Master of Construction Management from Columbia University. Prior to SFO project, Sam’s experience includes delivering and managing large scale BIM projects in New York including MTA East Side Access.

Streamlining the Delivery of Simultaneous Design Projects

A Revit User Group

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
11:30am-1pm
Free and open to all. Lunch provided by Ideate.
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Kaiser Permanente hired HOK, a global design, architecture, engineering, and planning firm, to simultaneously design two medical office buildings, one in Roseville and one in Redwood City. Join this presentation to hear HOK’s successful approach to streamlining delivery by using several cloud–based services and augmenting the Revit models for rendering and virtual reality, collaboration, file sharing, program validation, and FFE management.

You’ll hear about how they used several tools, including: Autodesk Revit, dRofus, Dynamo, Autodesk A360 VR Panorama, and Autodesk BIM 360 Glue.

About the Presenters:

Brent Martin is an artist, architect, and graphic designer with 18 years of professional experience. Before pursuing a career in architecture, Brent was a graphic designer for seven years, four of them within an architecture firm, where he specialized in corporate identity, publishing, exhibits, way–finding, and architectural graphics. Brent’s career in architecture has focused on institutional projects for companies in the following market sectors: academic, science and tech, justice, and healthcare.

Maggie Hua is an architectural designer at HOK. Born and raised in south China, Maggie has studied architecture and worked in Hong Kong, Shanghai, New Jersey, and Paris, and she is now in San Francisco. She graduated from the University of Hong Kong with highest honors and earned a Master of Architecture from Princeton University, where she was also an Assistant Instructor in urban studies and the Public Affairs Chair of the Chinese association.

Collaborating in a BIM World with Bluebeam Revu

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
11:30am-1pm
Free and open to all. Lunch provided by Ideate.
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1.5 CES LUs

As firms of various sizes and specialties transition to BIM, they generate a wealth of information about buildings while improving communication throughout the design and construction processes. How can BIM users make sure all project team members–including consultants, engineers, contractors, and clients who may not be familiar with BIM–can contribute to the conversation?

In this demonstration, we will explore how Bluebeam Revu enables project teams to use PDFs to streamline collaboration in a BIM world. Learn how to share BIM data by creating and redlining 2D and 3D PDFs, and how to collaborate on files in real time using Bluebeam Studio. Also, hear real–world examples of how firms successfully connect everyone on a project through the combined powers of BIM and PDF using Bluebeam Revu.

About the Presenter:

Katie Briggs, P.E., LEED AP BD+C, is an account manager at Bluebeam, where she channels more than five years of construction industry experience to help owners and government organizations optimize workflows and advance efficiency and collaboration with Bluebeam Revu and the Bluebeam Studio Platform.

Liberate Revit Data Through “Intelligent Parts” to Drive Company–Wide Efficiency

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
11:30am-1pm
Free and open to all. Lunch provided by Ideate.
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Helping Manufactures Ensure On–Time Deliveries and Reduce the Cost of Quality. Join Ideate and The vdR Group as we introduce an exciting new approach to instilling an “intelligent parts” paradigm to liberate the value of Revit data.

      11:30am-Noon: Registration and Networking
      Noon-1pm: Presentation

The rigid and siloed structure of Autodesk’s Revit data has been a long–time source of frustration for companies in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) space. Revit projects and family data rarely “play nice” with enterprise–wide solutions such as ERP systems, PLM software, or even simple document management. While many AEC companies have invested heavily in enterprise solutions, they have found it difficult to seamlessly harmonize those solutions with the Revit environment. At this event, learn how to:

  • Create a secure and controlled Revit data library that acts as the single source of truth for Revit families and types
  • Enrich Revit data with pricing options, documentation, specs, etc., as derived from enterprise applications
  • Optimize data reuse and drive down-stream efficiencies
  • Gain visibility into Revit projects, changes, revision history, and redlining
  • Dynamically produce schedules, costed BOMs, and specs against Revit projects
  • Drive improved BOM accuracy
  • Accelerate the quoting process

About the Presenter:

Martin van der Roest has nearly three decades of experience developing products and solutions focused on product life-cycle management (PLM), product data management (PDM), and CAD integrations for engineering and manufacturing companies. Martin is also the founder and president of The vdR Group (vdR), which serves the needs of engineering, manufacturing, and owner/operators with solutions, products, and services focused on PLM, PDM, and ERP.